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Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Status: in progress Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures that have been implemented to decrease exposure. Background: Firefighters are at risk of exposure to many different carcinogens …

Asbestos exposure in schools

The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Evaluation of prevention strategies for reducing the burden of cancer in the Ontario construction industry

Status: in progress Purpose: This study will estimate the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluate a series of prevention strategies in terms of their costs, benefits, feasibility, and impacts on the future burden of occupational cancer (including deaths, illnesses, and economic costs). The study is …

From awareness to taking action: Exploring the impact of heightened awareness of workplace exposures in Sarnia and Sudbury

The objective of this study is to understand what encourages workplaces to reduce workers’ exposures to carcinogens, and to investigate whether heightened social awareness and community pressure can encourage workplace-level change.

Creation of an Ontario mining exposure database

The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.

Sun Safety at Work Canada: Outdoor worker sun safety

The Sun Safety at Work Canada project will develop a nationally-applicable sun safety program for outdoor workers to help prevent skin cancer and heat illness.

Completing the picture: Collecting workplace exposure information from community health clinics’ patients

The goal of this study is to determine whether it is feasible within a clinical setting to ask workers about their current occupational exposures and risks in order to provide a means to identify people potentially exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous situations in the workplace.

North American Pooled Project: pesticides, agricultural exposures, and cancer

The objective of the North American Pooled Project is to assess the effects of exposure to specific pesticides and other agricultural factors in association with different cancer types.

Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

Identifying opportunities for Ontario to improve its occupational exposure limits for carcinogens.

Analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s MESU exposure database

Significance: Analyzing past exposure data can give us important information on which occupations and industries were overexposed in the past and may continue to be overexposed in the future, where there are gaps in our knowledge, and where intervention efforts should be targeted. Moreover, exposures that occurred 15 to 40 years ago are highly relevant …

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